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Al Hine Novels


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Hine, Al

Al Hine was an American novelist and children's writer. He died in 1974.

The collection consists of manuscripts for three novels by Hine (Princeton Class of 1938): corrected typescripts of An Unfound Door (1951) and The Birthday Boy (1959) and corrected typescripts and galley proofs of Lord Love a Duck (1961).

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Publications by Hine: An Unfound Door (Boston: Little, Brown, 1951), The Birthday Boy (New York: Scribner's, 1959), Lord Love a Duck (New York: Atheneum, 1961).

This collection was a gift from Al Hine in 1964.

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Folder inventory by Allyse Terrell 2014 in 2013.

No appraisal information is available.

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Collection Inventory

The Birthday Boy, Corrected Typescript, undated. 6 folders.
Physical Description

6 folders

An Unfound Door, 1951. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Lord Love a Duck, Typescript, 1961. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Lord Love a Duck, Author's Proof, 1960 October 25. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lord Love a Duck, Plate Proof, 1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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